Why in news?
- The Indian Navy demonstrated its submarine rescue capability, available with very few countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), during the Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC) 2021.
- To read about GMC- https://officerspulse.com/goa-maritime-conclave/
About submarine rescue mechanism
- The Navy has procured two DSRVs from the U.K., of which the first one was operationalised end-2018 in Mumbai and the second at Visakhapatnam in early 2019.
- A deep-submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV) is a type of deep-submergence vehicle used for rescue of downed submarines and clandestine missions.
- The system can go to a maximum depth of 650 metres and rescue 14 people in one go.
- Because submarine accidents could occur far that cannot be predetermined, the DSRVs are designed to be agile and easily transportable to far-off places
- To read more about DSRV: https://officerspulse.com/deep-submergence-rescue-vessel/
- The Navy was also looking to participate in international submarine rescue exercises to further hone their skills.